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A “sham” and a “slam” is what I would call the public meeting the city held to hear citizens give input regarding trash pickup.

September 17, 2019
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It wasn’t expected when Verde Connect, as promoted by Yavapai County and tax-payer-funded state agencies of the state of Arizona, was discovered by Camp Verde residents in mid-2018.

September 17, 2019
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After reading numerous stories with regard to people’s inability to drive safely, there seems to be one very important factor that has disappeared from most motorists on the road today.

September 17, 2019
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Friday the 13th was unlucky for Verde Valley residents with all the smoke from the uncontrolled controlled burn.

September 17, 2019
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I see that the city has proposed to institute head-in angled parking in Old Town Cottonwood.

September 10, 2019
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Over the summer, the air quality in Cottonwood and the surrounding area has become dangerous.

September 10, 2019
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The reason that roundabouts are becoming more populous is they are an alternative to traffic lights.

September 7, 2019
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I fail to see why a “high occupancy retreat” home would a) be in snyc with neighborhood homes, and b) not be considered a commercial/hotel enterprise.

September 7, 2019
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After seeing the letter to the editor that decried the legalization of adult use cannabis included a few questionable opinions that were presented as factual I have some observations.

August 31, 2019
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Name change? The NRA is no longer called the National Rifle Association. Moscow Mitch has changed it’s name.

August 24, 2019
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Recently, several radio and TV ads are advising us that Congress has started work on the issue of “surprise” medical bills. I didn’t even know what they meant until I’d heard the ads enough times to be able to research it on the Internet.

August 24, 2019
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I read in the Bugle that Yavapai County is so strapped for cash they’re raising our property taxes.

August 20, 2019
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I wish to thank the 17 volunteers who helped with the highway 260 cleanup between mile markers 207 and 209. We collected approximately 40 bags of trash This past weekend.

August 20, 2019
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We are writing this letter to express opposition to the “glamping” development proposed by Under Canvas within the Bill Gray Road residential and ranch neighborhood.

August 20, 2019
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I am responding to “New and fresh ideas should always be encouraged" written by Kenneth Dropek, who failed to disclose he is an officer and council member of Big Park Council, and took issue with my using the term “newbie” in my late May response to a letter referring to the old and tired idea to build a bridge across Red Rock Crossing.

August 3, 2019
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I was surprised and concerned when I read about the decision by the Mingus District School Board to publicly humiliate Dr. Penny Hargrove by placing her on a 10-day administrative leave.

November 1, 2018
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Have you seen all the big red banners, stating that Sylvia Allen cut millions from Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Camp Verde school districts? My, what power.

October 18, 2018
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In an article published by the Verde Independent under the ‘Letter to the Editor’ on June 28, 2018, Kerry Olson from Clarkdale said, “I have been paying property taxes to Yavapai College now for 40 years. Why in the world do they continually raise taxes in our neck of the woods, and provide less services?”

October 4, 2018
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As a resident of the Verde Valley, I am a bit confused on the repeated statement of “let the voters decide” when it comes to school consolidation.

October 4, 2018
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For the record, yes, Abraham Lincoln, when nominated and elected President of the United States in 1860, was a Republican, and, in fact, was the leader of the Moderate faction of the Republican Party.

October 4, 2018
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All the folks who brought the 24-Hour Comic Challenge to Clarkdale last weekend deserve a big hand.

October 4, 2018
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I want to thank Phil Dirksen and John Sherman for taking the time to share their thoughts about how the Clarkdale Town Council is handling the unique situations surrounding the resignation of Ben Kramer from our Council.

October 2, 2018
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In this great country we used to be innocent until proven guilty but not with Judge Kavanaugh. 

October 2, 2018
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Any economic, political or social system that includes humans in it will always be imperfect.

September 30, 2018
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In Swahili, we say it was “poto-poto”, a big muddy mess! The newest member of the council, appointed some months ago to fill a vacated position resigned.

September 30, 2018
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I am writing to say that I am strongly opposed to any diversion of traffic or development of Verde Valley School Road in the Village of Oak Creek.

September 30, 2018
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Thanks for the recent front page article (Sept. 23, “From Farm to Mug for Beer”) about a local effort of some farmers planting barley instead of other crops win effort to save water from the Verde River, save their family-owned farms, and support local breweries.

September 30, 2018
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The primary election was August 28th, 2018. Winning candidate Ben Kramer announced on September 7th, 2018 he would not take the oath of office, and was placing his name in the running for the new Clarkdale Town Manager’s position.

September 18, 2018
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We will stand behind you if you will work to find ways to live within our city budget rather than looking for ways to raise taxes to cover budget busting spending as was done with the recently proposed 0.5 percent tax increase.

September 13, 2018
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This is a lame excuse by tax policy makers and I hope they become much more engaged in finding other sources of revenue for street repairs than to simply “sock it to the property owners.”

September 11, 2018
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I am increasingly saddened and dismayed to hear and read the discussion about the consolidation of our school system. To me, the crux of the argument is about the disparity in the salary structure between the high school and elementary schools. How unfair can this be?

September 11, 2018
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Recently (August 9) The Verde Independent printed a letter about the failure of socialism. The writer presented the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela, & North Korea as proof of socialism’s failure. With the exception of Venezuela, the examples of the evils and failure of socialism are communist countries. What the writer didn’t make clear is that communism is an extreme version of socialism.

August 25, 2018
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The gross negligence of the law that this President showed prior to and since his election makes him more fit for federal jail than the White House.

August 25, 2018
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I would like to ask Mr Trump to add my name to the list of American Patriots who have spoken up against his presidency and are, therefore, denied security clearance.

August 21, 2018
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It’s time for all us to ask some simple questions about the Mingus Union School Board and their approval to officially proceed with the lawsuit against the Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools. Is this to show us we must all follow the letter of the law? If so is the letter of the law followed by this board?

August 14, 2018
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The United States of America is hated by numerous nations and groups. That’s certainly no surprise, and I need not delineate the myriad culprits. But our greatest enemy – and one that the mainstream media ignores – is not without, it is within. Our greatest enemy is us, or to be more precise, the “us” that teeters ever more not just Lefter and Lefter but into the dangerous miasma of socialism and its eventuation into communism and totalitarianism.

August 9, 2018
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This letter is in response to one which appeared recently in which the writer alleged that most political demonstrations were and are instigated and financed by various left-wing organizations. I can not remain silent under that old-saw, right-wing attack.

August 2, 2018
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Although the writer promises clarity on the city’s debt issue he has once again muddied the waters as he did in the candidate forum presented by the League of Women Voters on 7/25.

August 2, 2018
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